Romelu Lukaku has struggled to justify his huge price tag so far this season…
Everton were so impressed with Romelu Lukaku last season, that they were convinced to pay Chelsea £28m for him during the summer. The Belgian scored 16 goals in all competitions last season, and is on track to match that tally this term – having already struck ten times.
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However, the 21-year-old has suffered from failing to live up to expectations and match his lofty price tag. Everton fans will have been desperate to see the player push on and have a ‘world class’ season, but it’s just not happened, as the Daily Mirror explains.
You have to admire Chelsea, who have made a huge profit on a player who never even managed to score a goal for them. Over the last ten years, the Blues have sold ten players for £10m or more, and below we rate their success or failure since leaving Stamford Bridge:
Romelu Lukaku (Sold to Everton for £28m, 2014)
FAILURE – His goal-to-game ratio has fallen and his influence in a struggling side has failed to improve throughout a difficult campaign.
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David Luiz (Sold to Paris Saint Germain for £50m, 2014)
FAILURE – PSG have failed to maintain their domestic dominance of recent seasons, while their star summer signing has been indifferent.